Excitons observed in action for the first time

Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles in solid material. A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits … Read more


Anti-counterfeiting particles

Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting. Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products — which include … Read more


Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing … Read more

Into the abyss- Scientists explore one of Earth's deepest ocean trenches

Into the abyss: Scientists explore one of Earth’s deepest ocean trenches

“Telepresence” capability will bring mysteries of The Deep to the computer screen What lives in the deepest part of the ocean–the abyss? A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use … Read more

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